The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights just got a new Conscience and Religious Freedom Division that will prevent health care providers “from being coerced into participating in activities that violate their consciences, such as abortion, sterilization, or assisted suicide.” This means that those who believe in saving the lives of unborn babies and the terminally ill will be able to do their jobs while honoring their religious and conscience convictions.
“For too long, governments big and small have treated conscience claims with hostility instead of protection, but change is coming and it begins here and now,” said Office of Civil Rights (OCR) Director Roger Severino.
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